- Anushka-Virat's wedding was a secret till the last moment
- The couple married in a Tuscany resort on December 11
- It means a lot to us to have had their trust, said the wedding designer
The driving force was wedding designer Devika Narain, the first member of the team; her husband, photographer Joseph Radhik (owner of Stories By Joseph Radhik) followed suit, reports mid-day. Joseph's portfolio includes several celebrity weddings - before Anushka and Virat, he photographed Samantha Ruth Prabhu's wedding to Naga Chaitanya.
Devika Narain came with extensive experience. "She does everything, from consultation to styling and designing the wedding, planning the menu and thinking entertainment ideas and wedding gifts. Since she had the experience of organising weddings across the world (she had helmed events in Mauritius, Thailand and Bali), she was considered the perfect choice for this occasion," a source told mid-day.
After Virat and Anushka posted pictures from their wedding on social media with a joint statement, Devika posted on the company's Facebook page: "We're overwhelmed to have been chosen to be a part of such a special day. It means a lot to us to have had their trust, not just in keeping all of this a secret but to create a setting for their big day."
Congratulations @virat.kohli and @anushkasharma !!! It was an honor to be a guest at your wedding and a privilege to photograph it. Thank you. The past week has been one where @josephradhik, @noeldavidraj and @shivalichopra and @naraindevika have been mouthshut and we can finally talk about it now!!! Whew. Thank God. What a year. Shot by @josephradhik, designed by @naraindevika, filmed by @theweddingfilmer and managed by @shaadisquad !! #virushka #viratanushka
And then there was designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who was in-charge of Virat and Anushka's wedding wardrobe. Anushka was often spotted at Sabyasachi's office in the days leading up to her wedding, which also fueled the wedding rumours. Sabyasachi told news agency IANS that it was 'a delight' to work with Anushka and Virat and added: "We designed the clothes for both, bride and groom for all the functions. From the engagement to the mehendi and sangeet, for the wedding and post-wedding dinner too."
(With IANS inputs)